The German caravaning industry association CIVD published its annual “Caravaning ￼Profile 2014” statistics report at the beginning of the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf. This report documents the current economic situation of the caravaning industry in Germany, Europe, and worldwide, and also provides an overview of the market conditions for motorhomes and caravans.
According to the report, Knaus Tabbert GmbH (www.knaustabbert.de) held the top spot in new motorhome registrations in Germany in 2013, the company said in a press release.
According to this report the number of new motorhome registrations in Germany last year was 24,809, which is an increase of 3.1% compared to the previous year. Of these new motorhome registrations, 2,406 could be attributed to the Knaus-Tabbert group, which saw growth of 3.5% compared to 2012, according to the company.
“We are really proud of this result,” said Wolfgang Speck, chairman of the Knaus Tabbert GmbH management. “Despite this great confirmation and appreciation of our work we will now not rest on our laurels, but will continue to meticulously and emphatically enhance our products to make them even more attractive and customer-friendly.”
All signs continue to point to growth, according to the company. Not only did Knaus Tabbert GmbH conclude this year’s Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf with the best result since 2009, the group’s sales expectations also indicate an increase of almost 10% to 300 million euros for 2014.
For Speck this positive expectation against the market trend is based on the development of high-quality, attractively priced products of highly stable value. With innovations such as the CARAVISIO caravan of the future (www.caravisio.com) and the Travelino lightweight construction study, Knaus Tabbert leads the whole industry: “With our new developments we again and again manage to set new impulses on the market and define trends in design and technology,” Speck said. ￼
As an internationally aligned company with an export ratio of almost 40%, Knaus Tabbert also focuses on other European markets, where the company has maintained and in part extended its leading market position. With its core brands KNAUS, TABBERT, WEINSBERG and [email protected], Knaus Tabbert ranks second in Europe both in caravans and in camper vans.